Google Nexus 7 2016 release date, specs: new Andromeda OS on board?


One of the most well-liked affordable, mid-range tablet devices, the Google Nexus 7 is poised to introduce the latest iteration and it could very well be the last one in the Nexus lineup as the American tech company will soon bid goodbye to the brand in the hope of promoting another one. Although it’s sad to hear the Nexus line finally reach its end, the prospect of getting a brand-new and very much improved Nexus 7 2016 is no doubt very exciting.

Various tech publications online are calling it the Pixel 7, with reference to the new generation of devices that Google is pushing hard to promote and advertise as the heir apparent to the Nexus. According to a report, the upcoming device might be the first one in the line for Google to ditch the Android mobile operating system. Instead, it will be powered by the new Andromeda OS, which also is a product of Google’s innovation.

For starters, Andromeda is highly touted and believed to be a very sophisticated operating system that Google wants to use in the future to enable all of its mobile products, i.e. tablets, notebooks, and smartphones, to be unified and connected all the time.

On the other hand, while the prospect of a new mobile OS sounds too intriguing and outrageous to be true at this point, the notion that the Nexus 7 2016 will be making its debut together with the two variants of Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone, as well as other products the company has been promoting the past few months is a lot more believable.

Back at the I/O event in May, part of the software giant’s announcement was the Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform and Google Home. As it turns out, these two could very well be officially launched together with the new Nexus 7 in another big-time event later this year.

According to renowned leakster Evan Blass, the Nexus 7 2016, which by the way will be built by Huawei, will definitely get a release before 2017, suggesting that it could be part of the rumored Oct. 4 event.